Richard Welby monument - St Andrew - Denton, Lincolnshire
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Memorial monument to Richard Welby (d.1715) in St Andrew's church, Denton.
Waymark Code: WM10A4W
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 03/31/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Memorial monument by Thomas Green of Camberwell to Richard Welby (d.1715) in St Andrew's church, Denton. High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, 1705. Married Mary Towers of Ely. Died Easter Day 1715.

"A life sized depiction of Welby, wearing a long wig and holding a prayer book in one hand. As he looks out over the nave two putti are in the process of placing a crown on his head. Crowns were used symbolically to represent victory with, in this case the deceased winning victory over death and moving on to eternal life in heaven. Putti (plural, singular putto) were carvings of naked chubby male children, which sometimes had wings. Two more can be found at either side of the foot of the statue. One holds a human skull on his knee, reminding the onlooker that Man is mortal and will die, memento Mori. remember death! The other is in mourning, head in hands and a single tear rolling down one cheek."

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Approximate Age of Artefact: 1715

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